Healthy Grilling

Healthy Grilling

This 810 Kids! feature is a part of our monthly digital issue sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and its supporters the Crim Fitness Foundation, Genesee Intermediate School District and TheHUB Flint.  Subscribe to receive the full newsletter. Adding more lean meats and vegetables to what you cook and serve your family is a lot easier when […]

Fun with fruits and veggies

Fun with fruits and veggies

It’s one thing to tell children about nutrition’s importance, but proof is on the plate. Leah Cox, SNAP Ed program manager for Genesee Intermediate School District, is helping families in the community learn that nutritious food can also be enjoyable. A series of free samplings of fruit and vegetable recipes will welcome guests to taste […]

Swim Safe: Tips for staying safe at the pool

Swim Safe: Tips for staying safe at the pool

This 810 Kids! feature is a part of our monthly digital issue sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and its supporters the Crim Fitness Foundation, Genesee Intermediate School District and TheHUB Flint.  Subscribe to receive the full newsletter. Dr. T. Jann Caison-Sorey, senior medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, says the swimming pool can […]

Crim cooks up a nutritious message at Flint Farmers’ Market

Crim cooks up a nutritious message at Flint Farmers’ Market

The truth is most Americans could stand to eat a little healthier.  Whether or not that’s true in your household, almost everyone enjoys the taste of fresh food. The Crim Fitness Foundation makes its presence known in a booth at the Flint Farmers’ Market to help remind shoppers and visitors of the fresh food choices […]

Taming Textures! There are many ways to tempt your taste buds

Taming Textures! There are many ways to tempt your taste buds

It’s not only the taste or appearance of vegetables that can leave a parent with the challenge of convincing children to eat them. Sometimes it’s the way veggies hit the palette. Words like “slimy” or “fuzzy” aren’t usually a good sign when kids use them to describe foods they’re sampling. But as every person’s taste […]

Rock your broc!

Rock your broc!

The right presentation can be key to getting more fruits and vegetables from plates into bellies. Whether incorporated as an ingredient in flavorful recipes or seasoned and served as a snack or side dish, broccoli can make for a versatile and tasty treat. Dice and toss raw broccoli in a salad. Pour lemon juice or […]

Tons of family-friendly things to do this month

Tons of family-friendly things to do this month

The winter chill doesn’t mean fun hits a standstill. Local events are available for parents and children who want to learn and enjoy adventures together throughout the year. Community venues offer a wide variety of both indoor and outdoor activities that free of admission or with minimal strain on the wallet. So bundle up and […]

Smart shopping, storage and prep

Smart shopping, storage and prep

By 810 Kids! Staff Like much of grocery shopping, choosing the best produce starts with developing an eye for detail. Broccoli is among the many vegetables that should be properly selected, properly handled and carefully prepared for the greatest nutritional benefit. Look for broccoli with a firm stem and tight, compact florets that are dark […]

Sled the slopes

Sled the slopes

It’s the trip many look forward to all year, and it doesn’t involve a plane, train or car. At the first sign of snowfall, sledding fans of all ages look to head for the hills. Fortunately for Flint and Genesee County residents, there are many sledding areas that offer everyone the opportunity to experience the […]

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